The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?
September means back-to-school for college campuses across the nation. Universities like Clark Atlanta University (CAU) are teaming with students, faculty and staff, all bustling to register for classes, meeting new and old friends as well as taking in an array of activities on and away from campus.
Click here to reserve your seats to the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert on Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre featuring Jazz Funk Musician and Instrumentalist, Brian Culbertson and GRAMMY® Award winning Guitarist, Norman Brown. Culbertson and Brown will play Atlanta as a Fall fundraiser concert to support Jazz 91.9 WCLK, a nonprofit National Public Radio affiliate station.
Relax and unwind at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK, 40th Anniversary Edition of Wednesday WindDown at Centennial Olympic Park on August 27. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Jamal Ahmad, host of the SOUL of Jazz will broadcast, live from the Park. At 5:30 p.m., Internationally Acclaimed Pianist, Madoca, will take the stage. Enjoy an evening of Contemporary and Classic Jazz at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary edition of Wednesday WindDown in Centennial Olympic Park Concert on August 27, 5:30 p.m. featuring Madoca. Click here to sample what’s in store!
Click here to preview the Jazz 91.9 WCLK – Jazzette - August issue. We are pleased to announce a Tony Award Winner and avid Golfer as the event chair of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Jazz & Celebrity Golf Event along with former NFL players and musicians as cohosts.
The upcoming CNN DIALOGUES, “Athletes and Social Responsibility: Expectations in the 21st Century,” will be held Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. The event will be one of two Dialogues held in the 2014 calendar year, and the first Dialogue hosted at the new Center for Civil and Human Rights – which opened June 23 in downtown Atlanta.
Your Health Connection returns Wednesday, August 20 at 6pm for another season of interactive talk radio with a purpose. JaQuitta Williams is back as host, as we discuss what to do if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with cancer. Fighting cancer takes medicine, mind, body, and a good support network. JaQuitta's guests will include Psychiatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer from the Winship Cancer Institute, and Medical Oncologist Dr. Laura Weakland with Georgia Cancer Specialists.
Joshua Redman has worked his way from young lion to jazz master, one of the true saxophone innovators of 21st Century jazz music. On his latest release Trios Live, he meshes sax, bass and drums in vivid takes of everything from Kurt Weill's Moritat(Mack The Knife) to Monk's Trinkle Tinkle.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is airing out this release overnights on Serenade To The City on Atlanta's Jazz Station.